Vancouver long weekend weather sees smoke shift to sun

Aug 4 2017, 3:57 pm

The smoky haze sent to Vancouver from the BC wildfires burning inland may finally clear on Sunday, according to the latest forecast from Environment Canada.

The haze, made up of fine matter particulate that has been lowering the air quality in the city for days, is forecast to stick around through Friday and Saturday.

But on Sunday, Environment Canada forecasts the sun will break through, bringing a week of much needed sunshine to our shores.

Temperatures are forecast to be 25°C on Friday and 24°C on Saturday, as the smoky haze acts as a cool barrier from the heat.

But once the sun returns on Sunday, temperatures are predicted to rise to 26°C, where they are also being forecasted to stay on Monday.

The Weather Network seems in agreement, also forecasting sun replacing haze on Sunday, with Monday expected to reach a high of 27°C.

At the extreme end of the forecasts out there, Accuweather predicts highs of 32°C on Friday, 30°C on Saturday and Sunday, and 32°C on Monday.

Of course, the air quality advisory currently remains in place, and will remain so until the weather changes. But the end of the haze may just be in sight.

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